Is there anything our God cannot do? Recently I’ve shared personal experiences of God’s power. He organised for a specific truck to overtake our motorhome at a specific moment and caused me to look at that specific instant, just to give me a message of encouragement. He caused an official government agency to change its mind on requirements. In little things and big things He has shown Himself powerful.
A friend of ours, who is also my daughter’s mother-in-law, was diagnosed with Leukemia when she went for a routine medical test to apply for a visa to go to New Zealand. I can only imagine the sense of shock and devastation as she entered the storm of drug treatments, both intravenous and as tablets, extreme tiredness, blood transfusions accompanied by the whirlwind of fluctuating emotions. Family and friends have been praying, specifically that the drug regime will arrest the problem and she won’t need a bone-marrow transplant. She has remained close to God and puts her faith in Him. On Tuesday she shared parts of Psalm 37. For “wicked” read “cancer cells.”
“In a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.” (Psalm 37:10 ESV)
Today my friend went for (more) blood tests. They show that everything is starting to recover. The doctor said the results were better than she expected:- red cells up, platelets up, white cells starting to come up, ‘though still very low. She likened it to a vegetable garden totally choked with weeds.
The treatment has started clearing the weeds and the vegetables are starting to do what they were designed to do.
I think weed-killer in the hands of the Master-Gardener can be very effective.
Some time ago, another friend had a “vision” from God about a garden. In his case, the weeds were spiritual. God showed him that he was doing too many activities for God and not spending enough time with Him. In that case the weeds had to be pulled up manually, one by one, to enable spiritual growth to take place. In either case the Master-Gardener knows exactly what He is doing.
I know the Lord can heal my friend. Only He knows what His plans are and He will chose the time and the means according to His will. Meanwhile we continue to pray and celebrate every sign of encouragement.
Her Psalm for the day. “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.” (Psalm 40:3,9 ESV)
Lord, I know from personal experience that You are an awesome God. If You will, you can heal Lesley. I continue to pray for Your touch to bring healing physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually. I trust You, Lord, no matter what.
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